Papa John's International continued its aggressive development in Asia by recently opening its 50th restaurant in China.
"Opening the 50th restaurant brings us one step closer to building critical mass in the world's most populous country," said Robb Chase, Papa John's president, International. "Papa John's has proven that there is a big demand for a better quality pizza in China, and our franchisee in Shanghai continues to do an outstanding job meeting and exceeding those expectations."
Opening in Shanghai by Papa John's franchisee, Eternal Rise, the opening represents a milestone towards Papa John's plans to open 250 restaurants in China over the next four years.
Papa John's restaurants are located in ten cities across China including Shanghai, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Nanjing, Kunshan, Jiaxing, Beijing, Shenzhen, Dongguan, and Guangzhou.
"We're very excited to welcome the 50th Papa John's restaurant to China," said Myles Felt, Papa John's vice president of international operations. "We have an outstanding franchisee that has made product quality a top priority and has delivered on Papa John's promise of better ingredients, better pizza."
Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, Papa John's is the world's third largest pizza company.